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Chain Reaction is a Radio 4 chat show in which the big names from the world of comedy and beyond pick a guest they would like to interview. In the following show, the interviewee then gets to become the host and picks a new guest to talk to.

This show is based on a format first used by a short-lived four-part series of the same name which aired over the 1991/1992 New Year period on the now defunct BBC Radio 5. This original series had no comic intentions but John Cleese did appear as the first guest.


Track Listing

  1. S01E01 – Jenny Eclair Interviews Jimmy Carr (12.7Mb)
  2. S01E02 – Jimmy Carr Interviews Matt Lucas (12.7Mb)
  3. S01E03 – Matt Lucas Interviews Johnny Vegas (13Mb)
  4. S01E04 – Johnny Vegas Interviews Stewart Lee (12.8Mb)
  5. S01E05 – Stewart Lee Interviews Alan Moore (12.8Mb)
  6. S01E06 – Alan Moore Interviews Brian Eno (12.9Mb)
  7. S02E01 – Jo Brand Interviews Barry Cryer (13.2Mb)
  8. S02E02 – Barry Cryer Interviews Mark Thomas (13.1Mb)
  9. S02E03 – Mark Thomas Interviews Alexei Sayle (13.2Mb)
  10. S02E04 – Alexei Sayle Interviews Lenny Henry (13.5Mb)
  11. S02E05 – Lenny Henry interviews Bill Bailey (12.6Mb)
  12. S02E06 – Bill Bailey Interviews Simon Pegg (13Mb)
  13. S03E01 – Marcus Brigstocke interviews Clive Anderson (12.7Mb)
  14. S03E02 – Clive Anderson interviews John Lloyd (12.7Mb)
  15. S03E03 – John Lloyd interviews Phill Jupitus (12.7Mb)
  16. S03E04 – Phill Jupitus Interviews John Hegley (13.7Mb)
  17. S03E05 – John Hegley interviews Jack Dee (12.7Mb)
  18. S03E06 – Jack Dee interviews Jeremy Hardy (13.8Mb)
  19. S04E01 – Catherine Tate interviews David Tennant (13Mb)
  20. S04E02 – David Tennant interviews Richard Wilson (13Mb)
  21. S04E03 – Richard Wilson Interviews Arabella Weir (13Mb)
  22. S04E04 – Arabella Weir interviews Paul Whitehouse (12.9Mb)
  23. S05E01 – Robert Llewellyn interviews Dave Gorman (12.8Mb)
  24. S05E02 – Dave Gorman interviews Frank Skinner (13.1Mb)
  25. S05E03 – Frank Skinner interviews Eddie Izzard (12.9Mb)
  26. S05E04 – Eddie Izzard interviews Alastair Campbell (13.7Mb)
  27. S05E05 – Alastair Campbell interviews Alistair McGowan (12.3Mb)
  28. S05E06 – Alistair McGowan interviews Simon Callow (13Mb)
  29. S06E01 – Ronni Ancona interviews Lee Mack (13.2Mb)
  30. S06E02 – Lee Mack interviews Ade Edmondson (12.7Mb)
  31. S06E03 – Ade Edmondson interviews Ruby Wax (13.1Mb)
  32. S06E04 – Ruby Wax interviews Harry Shearer (13.2Mb)
  33. S06E05 – Harry Shearer interviews Stephen Merchant (13.1Mb)
  34. S06E06 – Stephen Merchant interviews Jarvis Cocker (13.2Mb)
  35. S07E01 – Rhys Thomas talks to Simon Day (15.9Mb)
  36. S07E02 – Simon Day talks to Peter Hook (13.7Mb)
  37. S07E03 – Peter Hook talks to John Cooper Clarke (12.8Mb)
  38. S07E04 – John Cooper Clarke interviews Kevin Eldon (13.7Mb)
  39. S07E05 – Kevin Eldon interviews Mark Steel (13Mb)
  40. S07E06 – Mark Steel interviews Barry Davies (12.8Mb)
  41. S08E01 – Jeremy Front interviews Rebecca Front (12.9Mb)
  42. S08E02 – Rebecca Front interviews Chris Addison (13.3Mb)
  43. S08E03 – Chris Addison interviews Derren Brown (13Mb)
  44. S08E04 – Derren Brown interviews Tim Minchin (13.2Mb)
  45. S08E05 – Tim Minchin talks to Caitlin Moran (12.8Mb)
  46. S08E06 – Caitlin Moran talks to Jennifer Saunders (12.9Mb)
  47. S09E01 – Terry Christian talks to Kevin Bridges (12.7Mb)
  48. S09E02 – Kevin Bridges talks to Frankie Boyle (12.8Mb)
  49. S09E03 – Frankie Boyle talks to Grant Morrison (12.8Mb)
  50. S09E04 – Grant Morrison talks to Neil Innes (12.8Mb)
  51. S09E05 – Neil Innes talks to Graham Linehan (12.8Mb)
  52. S09E06 – Graham Linehan talks to Adam Buxton (12.7Mb)
  53. S10E01 – Adam Buxton talks to Reece Shearsmith (12.7Mb)
  54. S10E02 – Reece Shearsmith talks to Bob Mortimer (12.6Mb)
  55. S10E03 – Bob Mortimer talks to Vic Reeves (12.6Mb)
  56. S10E04 – Vic Reeves talks to Olivia Colman (12.5Mb)
  57. S10E05 – Olivia Colman talks to Sharon Horgan (12.7Mb)
  58. S10E06 – Sharon Horgan talks to Dennis Kelly (12.4Mb)
  59. S11E01 – Ed Byrne interviews Al Murray (12.8Mb)
  60. S11E02 – Al Murray interviews Ian Hislop (12.8Mb)
  61. S11E03 – Ian Hislop interviews Victoria Coren-Mitchell (13.2Mb)
  62. S11E04 – Victoria Coren-Mitchell interviews Sandi Toksvig (12.7Mb)
  63. S11E05 – Sandi Toksvig interviews Roy Hudd (12.7Mb)
  64. S11E06 – Roy Hudd interviews Alison Steadman (12.7Mb)
  65. S12E01 – Sara Cox Interviews Joe Lycett (12.6Mb)
  66. S12E02 – Joe Lycett Interviews Katherine Ryan (12.7Mb)
  67. S12E03 – Katherine Ryan Interviews Sara Pascoe (12.8Mb)
  68. S12E04 – Sara Pascoe Interviews Harry Hill (12.7Mb)
  69. S12E05 – Harry Hill Interviews Tim Vine (12.6Mb)
  70. S12E06 – Tim Vine Interviews Sir Ken Dodd (12.6Mb)